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Location and Directions

Travel information for getting to the London Eye

Where is the London Eye?

The London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the river Thames, opposite to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and next to the London Eye Pier. The ticket office is located inside County Hall, which is the building directly next to the London Eye.

Location / Postal address:

The London Eye
Riverside Building
County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7PB 

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How to get to the London Eye?

Please choose from the following for directions

Waterloo is the closest tube/underground station to The London Eye. Waterloo is about 5 minutes walking distance, located in zone 1 and well connected by Bakerloo line (brown), Jubilee line (grey), Northern line (black) and Waterloo and City line (turquoise). Exit the station following signs for the South Bank.

Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster are also within easy walking distance from the London Eye. 

Embankment and Charing Cross stations are close together on the north side of the River Thames. Both tube stations are a 10 - 15 minute walk to reach The London Eye. From the station, cross over Hungerford Bridge.

Westminster tube station is the closest station to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. From Westminster tube station, take exit one and follow signs for Westminster pier.

To find your nearest tube station, latest tube map and plan your journey, please visit the Journey Planner from Transport of London (TFL).

The closest rail stations to The London Eye are Waterloo and Charing Cross.

Waterloo is the nearest rail station, just a 5-minute walk away. Take exit for the south bank and follow the signs. You can also use the Sidings entrance, which has shops, food, and entertainment. To find this entrance, walk straight from the London Eye and cross the A3200 road.

Charing Cross is about a 15-minute walk. Simply cross over Hungerford Bridge to reach the London Eye.

Travelling by National Rail?

Guests planning to travel by train to our attractions can head to Days Out Guide | National Rail to apply for a discount code that provides 1/3 off our ticket prices.

Simply log in or create an account, find the attraction you'd like to visit, and enter the number of people in your party. Then, select your visit date and starting train station to receive a unique code and a link to purchase your attraction tickets. Follow the steps to complete your purchase here.

On the day of your visit, present your attraction tickets along with your train tickets at the door and enjoy your visit!

Buses to the London Eye include the 1, 12, 59, 68, 76, 77, 139, 148, 159, 168, 176, 188, 211, 243, 77 and 381, 507, 521.

The London Eye is on most London sightseeing bus tours and on the RV1 route that connects The London Eye to other London attractions, including the Tate Modern and Covent Garden.

London Eye is also on the red route of the hop on hop off open top bus tour by Big Bus Tour London. You can purchase tickets here or visit the journey planner from Transport of London (TFL).

The London Eye is located next to the London Eye Pier. There are a number of services which stop off at The London Eye Pier travelling from the O2, Bankside, Embankment, Blackfriars, London Bridge, Tower, Canary Wharf, Hilton Docklands, Masthouse Terrace, Greenwich, Royal Arsenal Woolwich, St. Katherine's or Westminster Piers.

We also offer a 40 minute circular river cruise along the River Thames from the London Eye Pier. For more information see our River Cruises pages.

If bringing a group by coach, you have 15 minutes to drop off and 15 minutes to pick up your group. You are not permitted to use the coach parking bays whilst your group visits The London Eye.


The London Eye taxi rank is located at the end of our landscape, taxis will also bank here to take you onto your next journey.

The London Eye is located within the Congestion Charge Zone. We offer 10% discount at the Q-Park Westminster car park on all pre-bookings; located a short walk from the London Eye. For more information, please visit our parking page. You will also find parking information for Blue Badge Holders.